Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What This Story Needs Is A Pig In A Wig - ADORABLE!

As you know, we love books in this home!  
The more we read, the more we learn and grow! 

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And since we still have an "early" reader in our home...who is still learning the basics of reading...I love books that build his confidence as he reads!  I've learned, from having four kids, the harder time they have reading...the less they enjoy the experience.  
Books that they can pick up and confidently read from the beginning...are a big WIN around here!
So when this book arrived...I knew it would be a book that our little guy would not only love, but also "hopefully" love reading too...because he should be able to read it on his own.
What This Story Needs Is A Pig In A Wig by Emma J. Virjan is an adorable story about a pig.  Bet you never guessed that, right?  Pig is on a boat ride, joined by all kinds of fun friends, having fun in the sun.  Pig realizes that life is a lot more fun with friends and in the end finds a solution so everyone wins.
This book is an easy and fun read!  
All of us enjoyed this adorable short & sweet story.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this book and order a copy for your home!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Let's Honor Them - MEMORIAL DAY

To those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom...we owe so much!
May the Lord continue to bless the USA!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Helping Our Family Stay Healthy - Thanks To Honeywell QuietClean Oscillating Tower Air Purifier

Seasonal allergies effect the children in our home!  
Do they effect you?  
They are especially bad in the Spring months, when everything is blooming beautifully outside.  The pollen really effects our oldest son the most (he has to constantly be washing his hands)...and with a daughter who has allergy induced asthma...keeping the air in our home clean and pure is very important to me.

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But keeping our budget under control is also highly important...and buying air purifiers and keeping them working well (with filter replacements, etc.) can add up rather quickly...
That's why I am loving our new Honeywell QuietClean Oscillating Tower Air Purifier.  The feature that I am most fond of (and the feature our oldest daughter noticed right away)...is the fact that the filters can be washed and re-used...over and over again.  That's right...no more stops at Target to buy new filters and watching my money wave bye-bye, so I can breath easy, knowing the kids are breathing clean air as they sleep.  
Instead...when the filters are dirty, you simply pop them out, rinse them off, let them dry and use them again and again!  I LOVE IT!
Honeywell makes products that work!  I am confident in that, as we have been using a smaller air purifier (that has filters you have to replace) in our girls room for over a year and it has not only maintained their health, but I believe it's prevented them from "sharing" some bugs or viruses we've had in our home.  LOVE IT!
Now...another feature that I enjoy with an air purifier is the "WHITE NOISE" effect.  My kids sleep better when there is some soothing white noise in the background as they drift off.   This air purifier is virtually silent when it's on the lowest level...yet it's still working!  But because we live in a town home and there are shared walls, this keeps other noises from interfering with our need for a peaceful night's sleep, so I typically use it at the highest level...which also means it's really cleaning the air well!  AWESOME!
I love that this Honeywell QuietClean Oscillating Tower Air Purifier moves...because it keeps the flow of air in the room always moving.  Which to me, makes me believe that it's doing a better job of cleaning the particles out of the air that could cause sickness or irritation as it moves around the room.  Plus, it's Energy Star efficient, so it's not going to cost a lot to keep the air in our home cleaner and it's super easy to use!

As of right now, we don't have pets in the home, but dust is always a constant battle, as well as other things that I'm sure are floating around in our air...in our town home.  But I can rest assured that this Honeywell QuietClean Osciallating Tower Air Purifier will do it's job as we sleep and keep the air we are breathing at night...fresh and pure.  
That helps this mommy sleep better at night!

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Monday, May 18, 2015

And...We Meet The Zoonicorn Family

My kids are fanatical about their stuffed animals. 
They love them! 
I am fanatical about them using their imaginations! 

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So when we were offered the chance to meet some new "stuffed" imagination inspired friends...our children were all about it, and honestly, so was I.
In fact, our youngest daughter instantly fell in love with the Zoonicorns!  
I mean...admit it...they are downright adorable!  
They are also super soft and in some of our children's favorite colors, and they have the most adorable eyes!
"The Zoonicorns" (unicorns mixed with zebras)
These adorable "Zoonicorns" came with a story book that our daughter was excited to read, so she could learn more about her new stuffed animal buddies and enjoy an adventure with them.
And if you can't tell from the picture above...these Zoonicorns (the ones sent specifically to our home), will be loved on a lot and well taken care of!    

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Zoonicorn story, order your children their book and perhaps a couple plush new Zoonicorn Pals too!  
Our daughter is a fan!  
And we are excited that there will be more adventures to come!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Offer Someone The Gift Of HOPE in a box Today @Romans12LLC

Life can really drag you down some days! 
We definitely don't live in a PERFECT world! 
In fact, life can bring people to incredibly low places!

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So what if you found a company that gave you the chance to "brighten their day" with a little gift of "HOPE" (Hang On Pray Everyday) by Romans 12 LLC?  
Would this be something you would consider sending to one of your friends in a "rough" patch?
I know where (and who) my "HOPE" comes from, but there are many who don't yet...
This is definitely something I would consider doing for a friend or family member!  
And I could think of a few people that could use this little "pick me up" too! 
In fact, I received their "Hope" embroidered cap...to check out...that I will be paying it forward to, to someone who could use a little "HOPE" right now!  
How awesome is that?  
This cap might not be a big deal to you...but it could change a person's perspective, especially someone really battling through life.  Embroidered and with a Velcro closure in the back, this hat will be a daily reminder to the person wearing it, to never give up, to hang on and pray everyday!  
LOVE IT!
Trust me...it's the LITTLE THINGS that can make a huge impact on a person!

This company offers several different "inspirational" items that you can ship out quickly to your friends & family...to encourage and inspire.  Plus...their prices are definitely reasonable...and who can put a cost on something so meaningful?  We live in a world where HOPE is in such little availability!  People wake up feeling "HOPELESS" daily!  What if your little gift sends them the boost they need, to set them back on course and headed in the right direction?

Plus...this company is very charity driven:
Donations to Charity
In the spirit of spreading H.O.P.E. to others, 25% of all profits go to life, marriage, and family affirming ministries that offer hope.  The miniseries that will receive 25% of the profits in 2015 are:  


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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rappy The Raptor By Dan Gutman

We love catchy things in our home...
Catchy beats!
Catchy songs!
Catchy rhymes!

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So when this book from Harper Collins Children's books arrived, I was not surprised that it was a hit with our children.  Why?  It's totally catchy!

This story is about a velociraptor named Rappy, who speaks in rhymes, all the time.  It shares, through pictures and words, how this came to be...and all in adorable rhyming (rapping) fashion.  You can't help but want to put a little beat box to this story as you read through it and even dance to the beat.  
Trust me...it's catchy!  I had a blast reading this story out loud!

In fact, our youngest daughter has continued rapping this story, long after we are finished reading!  At first it was cute...but I'm telling you...this story is catchy and they will love it so much...you may not hear an end to it...right away!

CLICK HERE to learn more about this fun new book, released April 28th.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nashville Star's First Picture Book - In The Waves Coming April 28th

If you've never watched the hit TV show Nashville before...you may not know who these two amazingly talented girls behind this story book are.

NASHVILLE just happens to be one of my very favorite shows right now!

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So when "In The Waves", by Lennon and Maisy Stella and illustrated by Steve Bjorkman arrived...I knew exactly who was the inspiration behind this book!  These sisters (who are actresses as well) have amazing voices & talent on the guitar as well...and now they are using the lyrics to their original song "In The Waves" to create an adorable children's picture book that your children will truly enjoy!

The story stars the sisters, as they dream about a fun filled adventurous day at the beach.  Who doesn't love the beach?  As they boogie board, drink homemade lemonade and splash the day away, your child will be engulfed in the story...until the twist ending...that will make them giggle!  Our kids really enjoyed this story from beginning to end!  The illustrations are bright & fun too!

Throughout the book, there is an adorable crab, giving this book a "Where's the crab" sort of element...so that you can go back and search for him, after you've read the story!  
Our youngest son truly enjoyed that part of the book.
This book will be set to release April 28th, next week...but you can pre-order your copy today if you'd like!  
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